Fat transfer to the face—sometimes called facial fat transfer—is an option for adding volume to the face including in the cheeks, under eyes, temples, and nasolabial folds. For patients who have experienced facial fat loss prematurely or naturally have uneven features, this poses a great facial rejuvenation option. So, “Does facial fat transfer look natural?” […]
How Do I Prepare For A Facelift?
Any surgery requires some preparation, even minimally invasive ones such as facelifts. Dr. Santos will provide each patient with specific preparation instructions based on their medical history and procedure. Here are some of the basic answers to the question, “How do I prepare for a facelift?” First, Dr. Santos may require certain medical clearances before […]
How Painful Is A Deep Plane Facelift?
A deep plane facelift is a modification of the current SMAS facelift that involves lifting both the skin and muscles. The procedure may sound more invasive than previous facelift techniques, but it is actually less invasive than the current procedure. Let’s look at the question, “How painful is a deep plane facelift?” Like a SMAS […]
Why Do Facelifts Fail? & How You Can Prevent Bad Facelifts
Facelifts usually provide great results. However, there are always rare cases where they do not turn out ideally. Why does this happen? Is there a way to prevent it? Dr. David Santos—a facial plastic surgeon with decades of experience—details some of the reasons facelifts fail and how you can prevent bad facelifts. #1: Over Resection […]
How Long Does Tightness Last After A Facelift?
Facelift surgery consistently remains one of the most popular plastic surgeries around the world. As more people value looking younger, the procedure continues to find more patients. Though, like any surgery, there are recovery and side effects. While normally minimal, it is still important for patients to understand what to expect following a facelift. Let’s […]
How Do Surgeons Minimize Scarring During A Facelift?
It may seem impossible to hide facelift scarring well because it is altering such a visible part of the body. However, over the decades, facial plastic surgeons have revolutionized facelift surgery to include minimal, hidden incisions. Dr. David Santos is one of these surgeons with decades of facelift surgery experience behind him that allows him […]
Does A Brow Lift Affect Your Hairline?
Does A Brow Lift Affect Your Hairline? Since brow lift incisions are made within or just above the hairline, a common worry for patients is that a brow lift will permanently alter the hairline. Dr. Santos delves deeper into the question, “Does a brow lift affect your hairline?” If performed correctly, a brow lift should […]
Do Facelifts Ever Look Natural?
Facelifts rank among the most popular plastic surgeries every year. However, there are still stigmas that surround facelifts. Botched results, celebrities whose faces were forever changed, and results from decades ago. This can leave many potential facelift patients hesitant and ask, “Do facelifts ever look natural?” The answer is yes. In fact, most facelifts look […]
Top Tips For Your Rhinoplasty Recovery
Recovering from any facial plastic surgery requires patience and specific aftercare instructions. Your plastic surgeon will give you instructions and tips to minimize recovery pain and time. However, there are some small things you can do to help along with a nose job recovery. Here are three of the top tips for your rhinoplasty recovery. […]
What Procedure Is Best For Skin Tightening?
With age, the skin naturally begins to lose and produce less collagen and other proteins responsible for the tightness and suppleness of the skin. This can lead to skin sagging, wrinkles, and fine lines. Various cosmetic procedures–both surgical and non-surgical–can tighten the skin and treat lax skin at almost any stage. Let’s take a look […]